Now a successful businessman, Tarkenton speaks via video call to budding entrepreneurs
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Brevard County, FLORIDA – Pro football legend Fran Tarkenton spoke via video call to more than 60 budding entrepreneurs Wednesday at the Brevard Workforce career center in Rockledge, offering words of wisdom and inspiration.
Mr. Tarkenton, a successful entrepreneur who has launched some 20 companies since retiring from the National Football League, spoke to a full classroom at a Brevard Workforce Biz Launch workshop.
The Biz Launch program meets weekly at the Brevard Workforce career center in Rockledge. Potential entrepreneurs attend to discuss their business ideas and learn valuable tips and insight from successful entrepreneurs from Brevard County and elsewhere.
Mr. Tarkenton hit on several topics during his hour-long discussion, including seven things he said every entrepreneur should know:
- The mission of business is to help people
- TALK to people, learn from them
- There are NO silver bullets
- Reinvent yourself everyday
- Have a sense of desperation everyday
- You learn more from failure than success
- You’ve got to work and be smart
Starting April 3 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Biz Launch will begin at the Brevard Workforce career center in Palm Bay (5275 Babcock St. NE, Suite 8B). Future sessions will be scheduled every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The initial four weeks will be comprised of Entrepreneur 101 curriculum, which is designed to prepare attendees for the shift to self-employment. To register for Biz Launch in Palm Bay, visit http://bizlaunchpalmbay.eventbrite.com
Mr. Tarkenton, who played for the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants during his 18-year NFL career, has a relationship with the Foundation for Financial Wellness (FFW), a non-profit Foundation out of Denver, Colorado that has been teaching the Entrepreneur 101 curriculum to attendees of Biz Launch since August 2011.